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The Story of My Life(Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 2 Jan 2000
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"This new edition helps us to consider and reconsider the phenomenal story from all its perspectives."
This new edition helps us to consider and reconsider the phenomenal story from all its perspectives.--Merle Rubin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880 1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word "water" and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names. Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: her joy at eventually learning to speak, her friendships with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Everett Hale and other notables, her education at Radcliffe (from which she graduated cum laude), and-underlying all-her extraordinary relationship with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil. These and many other aspects of Helen Keller's life are presented here in clear, straightforward prose full of wonderful descriptions and imagery that would do credit to a sighted writer. Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.Large print edition." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The fact that Miss Keller was not deaf from birth but became deafblind as a very small child following an illness makes her achievements particularly incredible. She had to re-learn her communication skills and this is due in no small part to her teacher and mentor, Annie Sullivan. Miss Keller came from a wealthy family who were prepared to go to endless lengths to help their daughter to live a fulfilling life, and it is thanks to them and to Miss Sullivan that we have Miss Keller's writings and pioneering work for deaf and deafblind people.
This is an incredible book to read and it also provides some interesting cameos of some of the people Miss Keller met (such as Mark Twain) because her letters are included at the end.
with the work she did, as someone who has lost hearing and sight she truly gives us alot to think about, because if she can do what she did, we surely can do what need should need to do! Change the world!
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I bought this for my 11 year old granddaughter as she was asking who Helen Keller was. She just loved the book.. Highly recommend.Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Sheila Bartlett
The story of my life, is a very pleasant read, however, it has left me yearning to know more, not just about Helen, but the inspired teacher who came into Helen's life and did... Read morePublished 9 months ago by kasz
Great read right here. Never stop learning. Added to my collection now!Published 11 months ago by Daniels